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Douglas County Libraries / Douglas County Libraries at Castle Rock, CO

Job deadline Apply by August 23rd, 2017   Job salary Not specified   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

An amazing and rare opportunity!

 Immerse yourself in the world of information!

The Archivist position performs professional archival work in support of the Douglas County History Research Center (DCHRC) at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock, CO. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing services, programs and outreach within the DCHRC and for the community. This position also performs department management tasks, including establishing policy standards for the acquisition, processing, arrangement, description and accessibility of archival materials. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.


  • A planner and coordinator for DCHRC outreach activities, including the creation of exhibits: responsible for the development, marketing and delivery of DCHRC programming events in collaboration with other staff members and the Community Relations Department.
  • A strong communicator (oral and written), interpersonal, and excellent presentation skills.
  • Able to work independently, as a team member, and across organizational boundaries.
  • A professional, who demonstrates a positive, cooperative, team-oriented working relationship with staff, volunteers and coworkers.

Description of Community

The pioneer spirit, accompanied by the beauty of the mountains, foothills and plains, is gloriously evident in Douglas County.  In 1861, the Colorado Territorial Session Laws created Douglas County, named after Stephen A. Douglas. Known as the “Little Giant.”

Douglas County is virtually the geographic center of Colorado.  Located in the Denver South Metro area, Douglas County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state with over 303,000 in population. The County is approximately 843 square miles, of which 48,741 acres are permanently protected land through the Douglas County Open Space Program.  Recreational areas include more than 146,000 acres of Pike National Forest, Roxborough State Park, Castlewood Canyon State Park and the Chatfield State Recreation Area.

The County’s strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, is a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment.

Douglas County ranked particularly well in the household income, homeownership rate and educational attainment categories.  Combine those with our great location, excellent schools, outstanding libraries, wonderful weather and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities, and you will understand why Douglas County is recognized for being one of the most family-friendly communities in Colorado, offering a quality of life unmatched elsewhere in the state. Douglas County has also been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Douglas County Libraries has been blazing a trail and thriving in Douglas County for decades, due very much to the generous support, patronage and growth of our community. Douglas County Libraries is the fourth largest library system in Colorado. Our mission is to be a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning, and we play a vital role in the life of our community. We lend more than eight million books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, e-books, and audiobooks every year, including more children’s materials than any other Colorado library.

Our seven locations offer a large collection of popular materials, children’s books, reference materials, downloadable audio, video and e-books, wireless access, public computers for kids and adults, and friendly, professional staff. Study rooms and large public meeting rooms are available to the public. We offer reading programs for all ages, used book sales, more than 75 Storytimes each week, writing groups, book clubs and a wide variety of fun and interesting programs for all ages.

Online resources include research databases, homework help, the library catalog, downloadable audiobooks and e-books, account access for reserving and renewing items, reading recommendations, links to Douglas County history and community information. We also offer reference assistance via phone, email or text, and access to accounts and many services.

We are excited to respond to our community’s growth and demand for innovative new library spaces and services at our Castle Pines Library, Castle Pines, CO; our Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree, CO; and our Parker Library, Parker, CO! Stop in at any of our new libraries and be amazed!

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials


  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced degree in History, Public History, American Studies, Archives, Library Science or related field is strongly preferred.
  • Experience: Two years previous experience in archives, special collections, preservation/conservation or a closely related field is strongly preferred.

 An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - 2
Library - -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required
  • ENGLISH is Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience


  • A strong command of archival management, materials acquisition, digital and analog preservation, and storage and retrieval of archival materials.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with digitization and digital preservation technology.
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills, combined with attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

Application Requirements

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Additional info

Starting Salary: $1,684.00 Biweekly

Exempt -Full-time (40 hours)


Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Hours per week



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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

July 29th, 2017

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